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the cold war in the post cold war the philippines and australia in particular to bear some of the burden. that's what i mean by an empire. i'm going to let the audience discover for your questions with the major conclusion of the book is the latest want to ask you before we turn it over what you -- you are walking away from america's historical a central role of the superpower, and you are talking about inevitable, necessary, a decline, and how would you respond. they want the american influence to extend long into the decade that they cannot do that bearing the same level of burden. of vladimir putin against china at the same time that what countries like vietnam and the philippines drag us into a war with china, over the sea is so azoff plater balancing triet in any case, the u.s. has so much oil deposits in texas, louisiana, oklahoma or other places i can name but we are doing to be -- because of energy reserves we are going to be a significant power for decades to come in any case, now is to get allies and others like minded to do more. >> this book has on the cover a blurb from henr
of the stands and the uzbeckistan and kazakhstan and the south american countries, the philippines, places like that with the british american calling colonies. we send a lot of stuff for basic english. to cambodia the u.s. military is teaching the cambodians how to speak english and they are going to be reading see spot run for the different versions of those sort of things. so we are finding all over the world people want to learn english. >> if people want to donate your project what is the website? >> www.big-books.org. >> we have been talking with professor peter and this is his book o.o.p.s observing politicians stumble. we are at the naval academy to get this is book tv on c-span2.
were thrilled because nobody had been to see them. in the philippine she visited an orphanage and a training center and learning trades which can be done in the home. in south korea shoe-in to republic of korea division hospital and gave out candy and cigarettes. her brief comments indicated the state of things. quote, wounded on army cots with army blankets, soil but close end quote. during her first tour of site -- a segue to she visited institutions promoting industry training women to support themselves and their children setting up neighborhood kitchens and dispensaries. de keyser group made unscheduled stops, she felt that they were able to quote at the real picture. she concluded that in general people can since when another person is friendly and genuinely interested. that is what they tried to do, to show them, the peoples they were visiting that they rinchers to bend them as people. someone once asked pat why she could appear to be so interested in all these diverse people said she met and she said that's because i am. she said i look at the person i'm talking to and
information about asia once they got there. magellan dies in the philippines he runs for home. the poor guy. the captive circumnavigator remains a stock character until the 18th century when they stop taking people for information against their will. but there's still are a lot of people who go around the world probably not voluntarily. the first global health mission a vaccination campaign. they san diego ship around the world dispensing vaccine from or fins. thigh take along or fins as -- they probably did not make a decision that's the way they wanted to see the world. again, glamorous idea but a lot of people who industrial doing it by the 18th century not so glamorous. i think the last captive circumnavigator is interesting. the last so far. it would be the soviet dog. the first effort creature to travel the world. and send to the death. that practice stopped after there was international outcry about doing it to a dog. that's the last example. but there's kind of a robust history of people who probably don't people and animals who don't want to be doing this nevertheless there they ar
's argued that the u.s. acquired an empire with cuba and the philippines. yet, this were only revealed the deep differences between america and everyone else in history. for one of the first things, the american congress did after the war was pass a law requiring the united states to give up the cuba. one searches in vain for major world power to ever voluntarily departed from concord region. at the 20 century gun, a group of liberal elites who embrace the program loosely known as progressivism, challenging, criticized these four pillars. most were hostile to common-law with president woodrow wilson being the prime example of one who thought the constitution needed tv malleable and only the fittest should direct society. as america stood on the edge of american leadership, europe entered a decade in which it convinced itself war was impossible. the book, grand illusion, captured the view that europeans were too advanced, too sophisticated to fight each other. john maynard keynes a code this with his famous observation about how the world was tied together, how an englishman could order
-- he dies in the philippines and he runs away to my we think for home, so he would have gone around the world . the campus circumnavigate remains kind of a staunch character until the midpoint of the 18th century when european stop taking people from information against their will. but there is still a lot of people who go round the world, probably not voluntarily. the first global health mission, and vaccination campaign, the spanish send a ship around the world dispensing vaccine for more funds. they take a long orphans as human incubators, said these children grow with it not make a decision that that is the way they wanted to see the world. again, glamorous idea, but a lot of the people who are doing this by the end of the 18th-century are not so glamorous. the last captives are navigator is also interesting to me last so far. mike beckham of the soviet dog. first earth creature to orbit the world. not her choice, and sent to her death. there was no recovery plan. that practice stopped after those international outcry as about doing this, even to a dog. so that is the last examp
and philippines, and above all, a partide south africa. that was the great human rights cause, the grt moral cause of that time. i knew who the players of south africa were very, very well, the name of political prisoners, the political actors, and i think i knew the politics of south africa better than the politics of my hometown. there was great concentration on south africa, banned from the olympics for many, many years. in the meantime, the olympics were held in moscow, ect.. a couple words about cuba and our relative indifference to the suffering of cubans, ordinary cubans, but also disdense, people of conscious, people who starve themselves to death for example, and hunger strikes, why the extremes? i spoke to a great many people about the problem, our indifference to cuba, and i recall one saying it was one of the most puzzling and painful phenomena of our times. there's some, many people, but i think of one in particular, a man who ought to be famous. he ought to be on the cover the "time" and "news week," and he ought to be a big deal, ought to be songs about him, poetry, movies, movies o
and the next barrier central philippines fox rebellion. another one letter quarto canal at iwo jima, the next one marked tuscon incheon and chosin reservoir in the following marked caisson, da nang and weighs city. the next-to-last one marked beirut, kuwait and somalia and the final barrier carried the names of some in of the marine corps's most recent battles, nasiriyah, baghdad and fallujah. as we exit the wire, suddenly the the battle name stops and we became part of history ourselves. now it's strange to think that just 11 years ago, last night, we all went to bed peacefully without any notions the following morning we were going to be thrown ready or not into what became the longest war in american history and it's hard now for me to imagine words like fallujah and nasiriyah and al-qaim without having some sort of emotional response. it's hard to remember what it was like to think about a date like september 11, without all the emotions it brings up. is also equally difficult to remember all my classmates and we were all like before this great burden of four was placed on our shoulders f
've done uzbekistan, kazahkstan and the south american countries, of course, the philippines, plaitses like that -- british or american colonies and then a lot of peace corps volunteers. everybody who wants to learn english. so we send a lot of stuff for basic english. we send a bunch of very basic kids' reading books to cambodia because the u.s. military or is teaching cambodians how to read english, and they're going to be reading see spot run or the updated versions of those sorts of things. we're finding all over the world people want to learn english. >> host: so if people want to donate, what's the web site? >> guest: www dot big-books.org. >> host: and we've been talking with professor stephen franzic, "oops: observing our politicians stumble." we're at the naval academy, this is booktv on c-span2. >> tell us what you think about our programming this weekend. you can tweet us @booktv, comment on our facebook wall or send us an e-mail. booktv, nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. booktv is on location at the u.s. naval acadny at nap lows -- annapolis, maryland. we're now joined
guys in the philippines nne kramer away from home. he said he had gone around the world. the captive circumnavigate or remains kind of a stock character until the midpoint of the 18th century when europeans stop taking people for information against their will. but there still are a lot of people who go around the world, probably not voluntarily. the first global health mission, a vaccination campaign, dispensing vaccine from our friends. they take on orphans as human incubators for these children did not make a decision that's really the way they want to see the world. clamorous idea, but a lot of people doing the spreading of the 18th century, not so glamorous. the last cap in circumnavigate or is also interesting. the last sofar. first come earth creature to orbit the world, not her choice and set to reject. there was no recovery plan. that practice stopped after there was an international outcry about dreariness even to a dog. that's the last example. there's a robust history people and animals who don't want to do this, nevertheless. they are, historically famous circling around
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